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IGN Editorial: In Defense of Gameloft

12-03-2010, 04:37 PM
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IGN Editorial: In Defense of Gameloft

http://wireless.ign.com/articles/113/1138133p1.html

Last edited by Eli; 12-03-2010 at 05:26 PM. Reason: Don't quote entire articles.
12-03-2010, 05:06 PM
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This is a great editorial. My problem with Gameloft has always been the degree to which they take the copycatting game. I love most of their games, and I just wish I could have more respect for them as original takes on an established formula; instead, they're as close to copyright infringement as legally possible. I wish they didn't go so far in that direction, because they have really solid games underneath all the derivativeness.

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12-03-2010, 05:25 PM
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I agree 100% with that article. This should hopefully shut up the Gameloft haters.
12-03-2010, 05:26 PM
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my qualms have never been with the copying

i cant stand how damn shallow of experiences there games are, and the only reason i complain about them, other than sheer ego, is that places like IGN insist that Gameloft is one of the biggest stars of the App Store. When they still haven't even reviewed Super Quick Hook or Edge or the countless other indie gems that are the real stars of the iOS scene. I get that they make money... so does Dan Brown but no one would call him a premier American author without sounding like middle school aged twat. I expect better of IGN because I generally agree with there console game reviews, but where iphone games are concerned TA is the only acceptable source imo

iphone gaming will never be more than a watered down console experience as long people clamor over every Gameloft release... so i guess my question is really to Gameloft fans... WTF mates get a console and just play COD

and to the above post i will never tire of this argument
12-03-2010, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by WunDaii View Post
I agree 100% with that article. This should hopefully shut up the Gameloft haters.
I read it, and still think Gameloft is an awful company. Their games are uninspired, linear and onlyprovide fun for people willing to settle down for mediocre crap, that is similar to good games on other platform, instead of looking at the other choices, the many indie developers, who actually care about their games.
12-03-2010, 07:17 PM
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I read it, and still think Gameloft is an awful company. Their games are uninspired, linear and onlyprovide fun for people willing to settle down for mediocre crap, that is similar to good games on other platform, instead of looking at the other choices, the many indie developers, who actually care about their games.
I can hardly call Spiderman and MC2 mediocre crap, and I find it laughable to find you in almost every gameloft thread in the general forums. If you enjoy your five minute-mini game-indie stuff that even a 13 yr old can code then more power to you but for the rest of us who wanted a more console like experience we actually tend to like Gameloft games.
12-03-2010, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Balu` View Post
I read it, and still think Gameloft is an awful company. Their games are uninspired, linear and onlyprovide fun for people willing to settle down for mediocre crap, that is similar to good games on other platform, instead of looking at the other choices, the many indie developers, who actually care about their games.
The easiest solution to your problem is listed below:
dont buy their games.....
12-03-2010, 07:56 PM
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Does everyone need to choose a side? Are people really that polarized between indie/commercial?

I mean a good game is a good game. Gameloft games do lift A LOT from popular games... and I do poke fun at that fact. But the games that interest me, I will buy... regardless of if its dancing dangerously on copyright infringement. They do have good games, they do have stinkers.

Would it be nice to see some more innovative games from gameloft?
Yes. But bottomline is, Gameloft makes money, they make games people want to play, and they are going to keep doing it while people keep buying their games.
12-03-2010, 08:04 PM
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Excellent article, finally something to appreciate from IGN. But yeah, very well written.
12-03-2010, 08:06 PM
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I think Gameloft is a good company for what they've brought to the platform. You may not think their games are very deep or original, but you can't say that Gameloft hasn't helped advance the iOS platform. Visually, Gameloft produces some great games that appeal to the mass audience. Clones or not, they've brought games to this audience that otherwise would still be sitting on a shelf waiting to be reborn.

If you don't enjoy Gameloft's games, then don't buy them. Otherwise, I don't understand the negativity. If you're looking for a deep experience, go to a self-help seminar. But, if you're looking for entertaining gaming, then Gameloft has contributed much to the mobile space.

Last edited by Big Albie; 12-03-2010 at 09:25 PM.